A special comment on the Galaxy S5 & the feeling of yawn. Sammy is resting on its laurels. Just like Apple has with the iPhone 4S, 5, & 5S. With the technology that's out there & what we've seen from some Chinese manufacturers, the Galaxy S5 is a minor spec bump for the flagship Samsung device. That's not interesting in the slightest.
What I want? A 2K display. Why? Films & TV can be re-released in 2K & will look better that way. I want games in 2K. Granted it will take time but anyone with a Retina display Mac or iPad will tell you that pixels matter.
Let me show you what an ambitious Chinese manufacturer made just in December. It's called the Vivo Xplay 3S.http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/vivo-xplay-3s/4505-6452_7-35834999.html
Look at these killer specs: A 6-inch 2K QHD display at 2,560x1,440 at 490-pixels per square inch! 5-megapixel front-facing, a fingerprint scanner, a 3,200mAh battery, 3GB’s of RAM, a 4.5mm-thick metallic bezel, ESS Technology’s ES9018 DAC & Texas Instruments’ OPA2604 amplifier, & has a metal aluminum body.
While the Galaxy S5 has a slightly better processor, higher MP camera, & wireless charging? I'd trade all for what the Vivo brings. I don't think Samsung made the case for a compelling upgrade. Granted, Samsung has another chance with the Note 4. If Samsung isn't careful? Somebody is going to waltz in, show off a dazzling new phone with the specs we want, & pulverize the Galaxy line. Now is not the time for any phone manufacturer to be resting on their laurels. I really hate to say it but Samsung has lost it's mojo.
What we loved about the early Galaxy S & Galaxy Note devices? Better & bigger displays, more RAM, a much bigger battery, more storage, & the kind of ambitiousness that Apple has lacked lately. Now it seems with the Note 3 & the S5, Samsung is playing it safe. That's a real turn off for people like me. But I have time. I'll wait until late October to make a choice.
For me this year, all bets are off. Apple has a chance to court me if the next iPhone is big, ambitious, with lots of storage, & truly innovative. I'll even allow Windows Phone to court me with the next upgrade this fall. Whoever delivers that "HOLY SHIT!" reaction phone gets my dollars. Some company... any company.... Build me that phone. I'm begging ya.